Photo Gallery from Hurricane Leslie, photos by Mike Melito, and one anonymous Boynton Inlet, FL massive wave.
Incoming ground swell for Friday morningshould be bringing in some Chest high plus waves. Maybe not at the Cape, but the Pier or a couple miles South of the pier should see increased size the further South you go. The swell angle is so steep, at 9 AM Friday, 49 °, and straight offshore is 90, so our launch pads may block out a lot of this swell, at least the first day. (see rest of update, below photos)
We should see chest to shoulder high ground swell type power surf with onshore winds most of the week thru Saturday, and Sunday and Monday, more of the same but less power and a wind swell, however;
Friday morning , the winds switch from NNW at daybreak, toNorth at 8 to 12 mph until around 10 AM, so we could have some semi-glassy waves, thigh to chest high in the morning, at least somewhere between the Cape and 4rth Street North. South of Minuteman CSWY, North winds are onshore.
Big E-NE swell here for probably 5-6 days followed by a NE’ ster coming next Sunday…
Today (Monday), huge chop, today is the peak of the swell for size. We may have some 1-2 foot overhead waves at the Cape, and 4 foot plus overhead in Satellite with brutal onshore ENE winds in the 15 to 25 mph range.
The size drops very slowly thru the week, but definitely expect head high every day 🙂 No sign of an offshore wind day yet. When the winds lay down, during high tides, that’ll be your most user-friendly paddle out.
The photos are from the Big ENE swell from Wednesday December 7 2011 behind Mike’s condo at 4rth street North. We had waist to head high waves at 4rth Street North with SW winds, so it was glassy, but by late morning the winds kicked up to 12 -15 mpht SSW-SW and the glassy walls started to crumble a little. I had a great hour session with 5 or 6 long rides to shore, but when I tried to do a 2nd sesh with photos, my injuries kinda caught up with me, and I spent more time doing triple flips as opposed to working the walls. Oh well, still a great day 🙂
It just made it kind tough on my buddy Mike to get some pics of me, but he managed to salvage what I had left…